Riad Courtyard Fez 41x51cm oil on belgian linen
A Folding sketchbook by Wendy Sharpe from the exhibition 'Elsewhere'
8 Feb - 22 Mar 2020 (GaLLERY CLOSED COVID-19 MEASURES)
TAMWORTH REGIONAL GALLERY, TAMWORTH, NSW
Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis create art in response to humanity. During their extensive journeys, they created sketchbooks, drawings and paintings to record conversations and chance meetings with people from all walks of life. These works will introduce you to real people from distant nations, casting aside orientalism to reveal authentic encounters.
This exhibition sees the world through the unique intimacy of the sketch. It reflects upon individual experiences of travel in an era shaped by photography and global media. It is a perceptive journey through people and places that have been clouded by misapprehension.
The exhibition visited Glasshouse Regional Gallery in 2019 who produced the short (1min 24sec) introduction video (see below), coinciding with the 40th anniversary of Edward Said's book Orientalism. The exhibition is thoughtfully curated by Dr Sam Bowker with the support of Create NSW, HR Gallop Gallery and Charles Sturt University.